Welcome to CCF!
Regardless of who you are or where life has taken you thus far, you are more than welcome here. At CCF, you’ll be greeted and welcomed into a warm, casual and friendly environment filled with people who are eager meet and share the incredible love of Christ with you. We look forward to seeing you!
CCF’s mission is to make loving Christ-committed followers who will make loving Christ-committed followers.
‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Our vision is to see a movement of millions of loving committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ meeting in small groups, transforming: Lives, Families, Communities and Nations for the Glory of God.
Meet Pastor Benjie Lopez of CCF Vancouver
Benjie was born in Manila, a lawyer by profession, and the father of five children. He and his wife Winnie were active members of CCF’s mother church in the Philippines before moving to Canada in 2000. He worked in the financial services industry in Vancouver while beginning his theological studies at Regent College, University of British Columbia. In 2005, Benjie transferred with his family to Calgary to work with the Alberta Ombudsman. He later returned to Vancouver, served in a pastoral role with the House for All Nations, and completed his theological studies.
Benjie has been serving CCF Vancouver as its pastor since October 1, 2016. Together with his homeschooling wife, he is passionate about shepherding the hearts of their children (now ages 9 to 21). This desire to obey Jesus’ command to go and make disciples in Matthew 28:18-20 at home overflows to a vision of making disciples through the church community. Apart from his pulpit and discipleship ministry, Benjie is also engaged in the marketplace through the financial industry where he hopes to build bridges with those seeking to know more about Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe that there is only one sovereign God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the independent Creator of the heavens and the universe and is all-knowing, all-powerful, just, loving, completely truthful, and holy.
Cf. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Isaiah 6:3; Titus 1:2; John 3:16; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12.
We believe that the Bible (66 books: 39 Old Testament books and 27 New Testament books) is the Word of God — supernaturally inspired, inerrant, and infallible. It is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct. We also affirm its sufficiency, clarity, and necessity for genuine Christian living.
Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalms 119:105; Psalms 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5.
We believe that salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature, and eternal life, is a free gift from God. This gift is received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. It is given by God’s grace and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or any other means.
Cf. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.
We believe that water baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to Christ’s command. It is a public confession of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. As Christ died for our sins, we were raised from death; we walk in newness of life with Him.
Cf. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-4.
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and and that He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified, and He died to pay the penalty for our sins. By His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once and for all time.
He was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He reigns as the Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming again, bodily and visibly, to the earth to set up His Kingdom.
Cf. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5,14; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 7:25.
EVERY CHRISTIAN’S MISSION
We believe that it is God’s will and command for every Christian to be actively engaged in telling others how to establish a personal relationship with God, through faith in Jesus Christ, and in discipling those who respond to the good news of salvation.
Cf. 2 Timothy 1:7-8, 4:2; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20; Matthew 28:19-20.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all Divine attributes. He indwells all believers and baptizes them all at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls all true believers and empowers them to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sins, and submission to Him.
Cf. Romans 8:9-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.
We believe that good works are not the means to salvation but the expected byproduct in the life of a true believer in Christ. The evidence of true salvation and true faith is repentance, good works, and changed lives. It is every believer’s responsibility to pursue a life of good works through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Cf. Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 6:9-10; Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:18.